Akanda Muhammad Jahid | The Daily Star
  • Akanda Muhammad Jahid

    Designation: Shift-in-Charge, Digital and Multimedia Department, The Daily Star Key Responsibilities: • Leadership: Leading the evening shift and decision making role • Planning: Organising and planning items to be covered and deciding news treatment • Reporting: Collecting information and writing news reports • Editing: Gate-keeping and story editing • Creative writing: Originating ideas for website • Social media: Managing social media for website • Multimedia: Video reporting and editing for multimedia contents

  • Boro farmers’ hopes dashed by nor’wester, heat wave

    The nor’wester and accompanying heat wave that swept over the country on Sunday massively damaged Boro paddy in both plain and haor areas of at least seven districts in northeast and southern divisions, dampening hope for increased production of rice and decline in prices to ease pressure on low income people’s budget.
  • Small businesses left alone amid pandemic

    Small businesses, which are considered the lifeline of the economy, had hoped that the government would take care of them to help them stay afloat when it announced a countrywide lockdown and a gigantic stimulus package to protect the economy and the people from the coronavirus disease in March last year.
  • People rush to kitchen markets as lockdown looms

    Shoppers thronged grocery stores, super shops and kitchen markets across Dhaka yesterday following the announcement of a fresh nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19.
  • Struggle gets even steeper for poor

    Intentionally, Nasir Uddin has been returning home almost every night after his two daughters go to sleep because he can’t afford the things the girls ask for.
  • Pewter holds bright prospects

    The once tell-tale sounds of foundries bringing household utensils into shape out of pewter, brass and copper are increasingly making a comeback in Chapainawabganj.